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Updated: 2 June 2016
I have been waiting patiently (as I am sure most of you have as well) for Wednesday because I couldn’t wait to share what Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) wore in episode 9 “Unto the Breach.” I had an inkling Cookie dipped into her treasure chest for more Roberto Cavalli jewels (since she wore jewelry from the brand in last week’s episode), and I was right! She chose a $2005 Roberto Cavalli Brass and Plexiglass Monkey Necklace (sold out) with the matching $1285 Brass and Plexiglass Monkey Cuff Bracelet.
The necklace was on sale for $1,002.50 at Forzieri while the cuff, once on sale for $642.50, is completely sold out.
The white and black crosshatch peplum top Cookie wore here is the $298 BCBGMAXAZRIA Elizabetta Peplum Jacquard Pullover (sold out). My tip off was the $198 BCBGMAXAZRIA Phiona Jacquard Skirt in Gardenia Combo (sold out), which is still available on the site. Their Bethani Jacquard Peplum Skirt is another option (sold out).
The Elizabetta features an abstract puckered jacquard pattern with a peplum hemline and long sleeves.
The Nicolas has a myriad of features to include an elasticized waistband, mock fly, quilted faux leather front, ponte-knit back, skinny leg style and exterior side-seam slit at leg openings.
In this particular shot, Cookie decided to wear two items from previous episodes. First, this $3,135 Burberry Black Leather Elstree Trench Coat (sold out) debuted in “Dangerous Bonds,” episode 5.
Second, Cookie exuded cool in a pair of $625 Prada Round Absolute Baroque Crystal Sunglasses (still available). She also wore the glamorous, retro shades to Bunkie’s funeral in episode 3, “The Devil Quotes Scripture.”
Zappos has quite the selection of studded Prada sunnies, even including the style in ivory/silver:
She chose a pair of $1095 Saint Laurent Janis Side-Zip Ankle Boots (sold out).
If Essence.com is one of your daily haunts, then you’ll probably know that this was the bag costume designer Rita McGhee mentioned in her January feature. This rare, limited edition Gucci bag is a signature piece for Cookie. I can’t wait to see how she showcases it next!
Check out Cookie’s closet to see most of the clothes, accessories and shoes she’s worn on Empire. I consistently update it with new pieces as I find them.